Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the author of twelve novels, including the New York Times bestsellers, Secrets of Eden, The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Midwives.  His work has been translated into twenty-six languages.  He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.   Visit him at or .

Books by this Author

In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich to reach the British and American lines. Among the group is 18-year-old Anna Emmerich, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats. There is her lover, Callum Finnella, a young Scottish prisoner of war who has been brought from the stalag to her family's farm as forced labour. And there is the intriguing Wehrmacht corporal whom the...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Have we learned nothing?"

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. I tend to prefer moral ambiguity to straight out evil.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising a wondrous and big-hearted daughter, who happens to have the voice of an angel.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am dogged. Alas, that's as good as it gets.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Pecorino cheese


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